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El Cid Mexican Cuisine

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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41939 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-8506
+1 559-683-0282
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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La Verne, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When on the 41, be sure to stop by El Cid. Beans are great, rice is average. Everything on the menu is good. First time I ate here was surprised that Mexican food of this quality could be found at the edge of nowhere.

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Thank Thomas W
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here the other night. Good chips and nice fresh salsa. The restaurant was very busy but service was still very quick and friendly. Portions are typical Mexican restaurant sized and the food is good. Eat here about once a year and it is always consistent

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Thank Matthew G
Thousand Oaks, California
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

My husband and I ate here years ago and I haven't been a fan of El Cid's, but last week we decided to try it again. I'm glad we did. The food was good. The salsa was a little bland, and looked like it was made in a blender, but chips were crisp and hot. Our waitress was cheery and... More 

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Thank Sharon D
Yorba Linda, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Judging from the amount of cars we saw outside when we passedby this place is a local favorite. So when we felt like Mexican food we tried it. Ffair prices, large portions,good food.

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Thank pgriffith933
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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409 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Came here based on advice from our hotel and it was just what we were looking for: not too expensive, simple, and good food. Very tasty and friendly service. Basic interior, but that is not what you come for.

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Thank ChrBrd
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Friendly staff, good menu selection great Margaritas. Have eaten here several times visiting the area. Consistently good food, great canyon view off the back if you're lucky enough to sit on the patio.

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Thank Kathleen R
Ripon, California
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98 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We went to El Cid for lunch, and sat in the area that I can only describe as the sun room. The view was really nice, and the food was surprisingly delicious. I had a tostada, and it was HUGE! My husband enjoyed some enchiladas as well. We will for sure be back!

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Thank TXDG
Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Visiting the area from Sacramento, we were very pleasantly surprised by El Cid! The food and salsa-- we liked the hot one--were really good. We are picky about chile rellenos and they were delicious. The chips are tasty and light, and the margaritas you can get made to order ! The dining rooms feel a bit like a school cafeteria... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Great friendly mexican restaurant.....service was great, food was delicious, seemed to be a place for locals.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Amazing nachos and salsa on the house. Big portions; can easily over-order... Very friendly staff. Promp service. Really nice experience overall.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41939 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-8506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakhurst
  • Phone Number: +1 559-683-0282

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?